WMS Monday Morning Minute
Monday, May 21, 2018
In this Issue:
  • 6th Grade YES Project Showcase
  • Invitation to Meet with Assistant Superintendent Finalists
  • PTO News
  • Artist of the Week
  • Reminders from Previous Emails
  • Important Dates
  • End of School Year Information
6th Grade YES Project Showcase

David Cluster
Wednesday, June 6, 7:50 - 8:20
WMS Cafteria

Henry and Thoreau Cluster
Wednesday, June 13, 7:50 - 8:20
WMS Cafteria
Sixth grade science students are excited to demonstrate and display their Year-End STEAM Projects, affectionately called YES Projects . These projects began months ago with students identifying real problems from their lives that they would attempt to solve through the engineering/design process. Through significant effort, persistence, and innovation, their final products are ready to show. We hope you will join us.

Sixth grade science teachers would like to thank the Wayland Public Schools Foundation for providing the funding to get this project started a couple of years ago.
Invitation to Meet Assistant Superintendent Finalists

Dear Parents and Guardians of Wayland Students:

The Selection Advisory Committee has selected four finalists for the Wayland Assistant Superintendent position. (This person will replace the current Assistant Superintendent, Brad Crozier, who is moving on to Sudbury as Superintendent.) 

I would like to get your feedback on each of these candidates. Below are times when you will be able to meet as a group with each of the finalists and write comments on a feedback form.

Meetings for parents and guardians will be held at Wayland High School in the Lecture Hall on the following days: 
  • TODAY, Monday, May 21st, 2:00 to 3:00 PM 
  • Tuesday, May 22nd, 2:00 to 3:00 PM 
  • Wednesday, May 23rd, 1:00 to 2:00 PM
  • Thursday, May 24th, 2:00 to 3:00 PM
Please sign in at the WHS Main Office before proceeding to the Lecture Hall. 
Please contact the Superintendent’s Office at 508-358-3763 if you have any questions.

Thank you.

Arthur Unobskey
Boston Pride Parade Family Info Night
Thursday 5/31, 6:30 - 7:00 pm
WMS Room 144

The Mission of BOSTON PRIDE is “to produce events and activities to achieve inclusivity, equality, respect, and awareness in Greater Boston and beyond. Fostering diversity, unity, visibility, and dignity, they educate, communicate, and advocate by building and strengthening community connections.” Pete Curran and Stacey Reed the sponsors of the 7th grade Gay-Staight Alliance at WMS are excited to lead a group in the march this year. Any interested students and families are welcome to walk in our group. If you cannot attend the meeting, please contact us for the required information: peter_curran@wayland.k12.ma.us and stacey_reed@wayland.k12.ma.us
Planning for Next Year:
Moving? Private School? 

If your child will be attending private school next year, or if your family is moving from Wayland, please be sure to submit a student  withdrawal form  to your child's guidance counselor so that we may begin the process of preparing your child's records for transfer. Many thanks!
PTO News
WMS Staff Lounge

Building Resilience in Children
Dr. Ben-Levi of Human Relations Services
June 4, 9:00 - 10:15 am

All parents want their children to become resilient and confident. But increasingly they find it hard to let their children learn the vital life lessons that come from facing challenge and disappointment. How can parents strike a good balance between helping and protecting their children and letting them grapple with real-life issues? This program will offer concrete suggestions for managing this key dilemma.

Many thanks to our Teacher Appreciation Team (Jamie Janoff, Heidi Renneker, Dina Antun) for organizing the staff luncheon last week - below is a picture of some of our fantastic teachers feeling appreciated!
A FINAL THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU  to Sandy Staiti and Eileen Balicki, our 8th grade parent reps, who recently organized the DC breakfast as well as dinner and thank you gifts for our Washington DC chaperones. They have been our grade reps for the last couple years and have unfailingly come through and taken care of every detail of event after event on our behalf. They will also be throwing the final graduation breakfast on the last day for our 8th graders but we want to be sure to thank them before they left us for the high school. You have our gratitude Sandy and Eileen!  
Artist of the Week
Artist: Ashley Zhu
Grade: 8
Medium: Mixed

Reminders from Previous Emails
Current 8th Grade Parents and Students
High School Athletics Meeting
Monday, June 11, 6:00 - 7:30
Wayland High School Auditorium

Athletic Director Heath Rollins will give an overview of all athletics at the High School (approximately 6:00 - 7:00 PM), followed by a meet and greet with coaches of Fall sports programs.
Wayland Alliance Club LGBTQ Panel
June 7, 7:00 pm
Wayland High School Lecture Hall

The Wayland Alliance club would like to invite the Wayland community to an LGBTQ+ panel event that will be taking place on June 7th at 7:00 pm in the Lecture Hall. The panel of speakers will be composed of current students, our advisors, and a few alum. For the past two years, the Alliance club has hosted an ‘Out and Proud’ panel at school for students to ask questions about the LGBTQ+ community in a safe space. This year, we, at Alliance, wanted to extend this opportunity to Wayland families to learn about the LGBTQ+ experience from present students and Wayland alums. We would love to see you there! Please complete this google form if you plan to attend. (The google form also has an area for anonymous questions to be submitted for the panel.)
WMS Yearbooks

To purchase a yearbook, bring this form to the front office with a check for $17.00 made payable to Wayland Middle School. Yearbooks will be delivered on the last day of school.
Dates to Remember
Band Concert: 5/31
Chorus Concert: 6/6
Orchestra Concert: 6/14
Last day of School: 6/22 (Wednesday Schedule, 1:10 Release)
2018-2019 Bus Registration Deadline: 6/29

MFA Field Trip, David Cluster: 5/25
David Cluster Yes Projects: 6/6
Walden Hike: 6/7 (All Clusters)
Henry & Thoreau Cluster Yes Projects: 6/13

Cape Cod Trip: 5/23 - 5/25
Cape Cod Night: 6/12, 7:00 pm

High School Athletics Meeting: 6/11, 6:00 pm (High School Auditorium)
Step Over Day to High School: 6/21
Kimball Farm Outing: 6/21 (after school)
End of this School Year / Start of Next
Bus Registration for 2018-2019

School bus registration is now open for the 2018-2019 school year. All families who choose school bus transportation, whether town-paid or fee-based, must register on or before June 29, 2018.   Click here for more information.
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